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2012-13 Los Angeles Lakers Thread

Originally posted by 9erReign:
You keep assuming that Kobe is gone. He is most likely going to at the very least be a $15-20M cog in that salary cap. I doubt he would take less than LeBron lol, that ego is too big.

I'd be fine with Kobe for $15M next year, provided that he returns to form after his injury. (big if) That still leaves about $26M to fill out the roster with.

PG: Kyle Lowry ($8M), Darren Collison ($2.5M...room exception)
SG: Thabo Sefolosha ($4.5M), Nick Young ($1.2M)
SF: Kobe Bryant ($15M)
PF: LeBron James (21M), James McAdoo ($1.4M...'14 pick)
C: Emeka Okafor ($5M), Chris Andersen ($1.5M), Robert Sacre ($0.9M)

And you'd probably be able to sign a ring chaser or two to a vet minimum Anything beyond that, he can walk, preferably in a sign & trade.
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by 9erReign:
You keep assuming that Kobe is gone. He is most likely going to at the very least be a $15-20M cog in that salary cap. I doubt he would take less than LeBron lol, that ego is too big.

I'd be fine with Kobe for $15M next year, provided that he returns to form after his injury. (big if) That still leaves about $26M to fill out the roster with.

PG: Kyle Lowry ($8M), Darren Collison ($2.5M...room exception)
SG: Thabo Sefolosha ($4.5M), Nick Young ($1.2M)
SF: Kobe Bryant ($15M)
PF: LeBron James (21M), James McAdoo ($1.4M...'14 pick)
C: Emeka Okafor ($5M), Chris Andersen ($1.5M), Robert Sacre ($0.9M)

And you'd probably be able to sign a ring chaser or two to a vet minimum Anything beyond that, he can walk, preferably in a sign & trade.

You went from the biggest hater of Lebron on the WZ to now you are posting rosters of wishful thinking of him on your team. LOL.
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
You went from the biggest hater of Lebron on the WZ to now you are posting rosters of wishful thinking of him on your team. LOL.

I've been calling him the best player in the game for like 3 years now, lol.
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
You went from the biggest hater of Lebron on the WZ to now you are posting rosters of wishful thinking of him on your team. LOL.

I've been calling him the best player in the game for like 3 years now, lol.

You hated on him for years always talking about how he chokes. I guess the last 3 and especially 2 years have changed your mind.


I think he's overrated AND has been the best player in the game for the last 3 years and a Top 3 player for the last 7-8 or so. Yes, I would want him on my team, lol.
I doubt Lebron goes to the Lakers btw. I think he stays in Miami or goes to Cleveland maybe. But the Lakers are a possibility because they tend to be willing to pay and put a good team on the court each year. I really don't think they are the favorite though.

Lebron has to decide if he wants to pay around 14% State of CA tax (the highest in the nation) vs. 0% in FL. No small difference for a guy who makes around $60 million including endorsements and NBA pay combined.
[ Edited by SanDiego49er on Jul 18, 2013 at 4:42 PM ]
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
I doubt Lebron goes to the Lakers btw. I think he stays in Miami or goes to Cleveland maybe. But the Lakers are a possibility because they tend to be willing to pay and put a good team on the court each year. I really don't think they are the favorite though.

Lebron has to decide if he wants to pay around 14% State of CA tax vs. 0% in FL. No small difference for a guy who makes around $60 million including endorsements and NBA pay combined.

As first reported by No Duh Magazine.
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
I doubt Lebron goes to the Lakers btw. I think he stays in Miami or goes to Cleveland maybe. But the Lakers are a possibility because they tend to be willing to pay and put a good team on the court each year. I really don't think they are the favorite though.

Lebron has to decide if he wants to pay around 14% State of CA tax vs. 0% in FL. No small difference for a guy who makes around $60 million including endorsements and NBA pay combined.

As first reported by No Duh Magazine.

Well that matters and comes into play for a guy making that much. That's why I think it's no slam dunk for LA to get him.
[ Edited by SanDiego49er on Jul 18, 2013 at 4:44 PM ]
sorry if already posted

Originally posted by LA9erFan:


I think he's overrated AND has been the best player in the game for the last 3 years and a Top 3 player for the last 7-8 or so. Yes, I would want him on my team, lol.

How is he overrated and the best player in the league at the same time?
Lol LeBron isnt going to the lakers
[ Edited by InconvenienTTruth21 on Jul 18, 2013 at 4:49 PM ]
Originally posted by InconvenienTTruth21:
Lol LeBron isnt going to the lakers

I would say it's pretty likely not for a variety of reasons. Not he least of which are his taxes would go trough the roof if he did. And the Lakers at this point are an older team with injuries and a rebuilding project. Why would he want an old team rebuilding project? That makes no sense based on what he wants to do.
Originally posted by SunDevilNiner79:
I dunno, LeBron is all about being a celebrity and going to LA or NY makes the most sense from celebrity/advertising stand point IMO.

Lebron could have gone to Chicago or NY in 2010. You don't pick Miami if being a celebrity is all you care about when you can go to NY or Chicago. Also, Lebron tried to recruit guys to Cleveland but Wade refused.
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I think Miami and NY are more of a Celeb. spot than Chicago.
Originally posted by titan:
I think Miami and NY are more of a Celeb. spot than Chicago.

We are not talking about celebrity spot. Chicago is a much bigger market with a pretty amazing NBA history. If you want to be more celebrated and want more cameras in your face then you pick NYC/Chicago over Miami.
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